Whew. A candidate’s first responsibility is to win election, in this case re-election. We did. Thank you for your support. That’s where I’ve been, hoping our website blog could stand on it’s own til I got back. Appreciate your patience.
I’ve been busy winning election in a very competitive year. Also, have to update you on SHOT, GAOS, CPAC and much more. Only, holy cow, like to do that before we get to NRAAM in a couple weeks.
We won. There is no way we do this without a great team, and all of you Sharing, reporting, retweeting, posting, talking, advocating for me on podcasts and radio shows. Thank you. Couldn’t win without you, and believe I am so far pretty good at what we need for the Second Amendment.
NRA and our 2A community has a lot of challenging work laid out, and I’m in the middle of it. As I just wrote a friend, it is all the work that I can’t report that is important. Yet, I’ll see you at Friends Dinners, events including Indianapolis NRAAM, and some new (to me) events this year. Please stop me for introductions. Let’s meet and grow our community.
As approved by Office of the NRA Secretary (there are very strict guidelines, in addition to the 150-word limit).
LT. COL. WILLES K. LEE, USA (RET), MPA
Current Director. Selected by Nominating Committee. Benefactor member. Proven defender of freedom as combat leader and uncompromising activist. USMA-West Point graduate. Ranger, Airborne, Armor officer. Veteran of Cold War, Europe Anti-Terrorism, Desert Storm. Chairman, NRA Outreach; Vice Chairman, Collegiate Programs; member, Military & Veterans’ Affairs, Legislative Policy, Grassroots Development Committees; Federal Affairs Subcommittee. Staunch Second Amendment advocate. Promotes women’s programs, Eddie Eagle®, NRA School Shield, NRA Foundation Friends Dinners. Former University of Kentucky Rifle Team sponsor. President, National Federation of Republican Assemblies, American Conservative Union Foundation Board member; former GOP State Chairman (Hawaii)/RNC member. Co-Chairman Trump-Pence Second Amendment Coalition. Life GOA, CCRKBA/SAF. Endorsed by Hawaii Rifle Association. SAF Defender of Liberty Award. Member VSSA, VCDL. NRA keynote Minnesota Gun Caucus rally. Led fight against Honolulu PD destruction of $500,000 of firearms. Army expert M1911, M16, M9, M3. Member Order of Saint George, Army’s mounted-force top award. Life VFW, MOAA.
Dear Colonel Lee, Congratulations! You have been nominated by the National Rifle Association’s Nominating Committee for election to the NRA Board of Directors. Your name will be placed on the ballot … that will be sent to all members entitled to vote in the 2019 election of Directors.”
The Committee “deliberated over a total of 176 recommendations for 59 individuals.”
The Committee nominated 33. Two more are running by petition. A total of 35 (as of now) will appear “on the 2019 ballot to fill 25 three-year terms that expire in 2022 and two one-year terms that expire in 2020.”
Hello Willes, It is with great pleasure that I write to inform you that the Virginia Shooting Sports Association Board of Directors has voted on behalf of the thousands of VSSA members to endorse your re-election to the NRA Board. We are proud to support a fellow VSSA member and strong advocate for the right to keep and bear arms for the NRA Board. You do such a great job traveling around the country promoting our rights. Feel free to promote this endorsement as you deem appropriate. We will also promote the endorsement on our blog and social media as well as the eBullet member newsletter. I have attached a copy of the VSSA logo that you can use to promote the endorsement on social media and other materials. Good luck in your re-election bid.